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Can i install nova-compute in OpenStack Controller for managing VMware vSphere5.5

a)I have a Open Stack Controller installed in one server and KVM compute nodes are installed on two physical servers. b)am able to manage the KVM nodes(create instance) from OpenStack Controller. c)Now am planning to integrate or manage VMware vSphere 5.5 environment with the existing OpenStack Controller

My Question: 1)i know we need to have a nova compute service and VCDriver to manage VMware vCenter 5.5, can i install the service (nova-compute) and (nova-compute-vmware) package on the openstack controller and then edit nova.conf for integrating vSphere 5.5 with Openstack controller? 2)Basically am asking this question to get clarified, whether i need to have separate server for installing a compute node and VCDrivers for managing vSphere 5.5 environment? (Note:am using OpenStack Havana version)

Can i install nova-compute in OpenStack Controller for managing VMware vSphere5.5

a)I have a Open Stack Controller installed in one server and KVM compute nodes are installed on two physical servers. b)am able to manage the KVM nodes(create instance) from OpenStack Controller. c)Now am planning to integrate or manage VMware vSphere 5.5 environment with the existing OpenStack Controller

My Question: 1)i know we need to have a nova compute service and VCDriver to manage VMware vCenter 5.5, can i install the service (nova-compute) and (nova-compute-vmware) package on the openstack controller and then edit nova.conf for integrating vSphere 5.5 with Openstack controller? 2)Basically am asking this question to get clarified, whether i need to have separate server for installing a compute node and VCDrivers for managing vSphere 5.5 environment? environment or can i install these components on openstack controller itself? (Note:am using OpenStack Havana version)

Can i install nova-compute in OpenStack Controller for managing VMware vSphere5.5

a)I have a Open Stack Controller installed in one server and KVM compute nodes are installed on two physical servers. b)am able to manage the KVM nodes(create instance) from OpenStack Controller. c)Now am planning to integrate or manage VMware vSphere 5.5 environment with the existing OpenStack Controller

My Question: 1)i know we need to have a nova compute service and VCDriver to manage VMware vCenter 5.5, can i install the service (nova-compute) and (nova-compute-vmware) package on the openstack controller and then edit nova.conf for integrating vSphere 5.5 with Openstack controller? 2)Basically am asking this question to get clarified, whether i need to have separate server for installing a compute node and VCDrivers for managing vSphere 5.5 environment or can i install these components on openstack controller itself? (Note:am using OpenStack Havana version)version) am using nova-network for my network part Can anyone confirm whether they have succeeded in installing nova-compute and VCDriver in OpenStack Controller for integrating with VMware vSphere 5.5

Can i install nova-compute in OpenStack Controller for managing VMware vSphere5.5

a)I have a Open Stack Controller installed in one server and KVM compute nodes are installed on two physical servers. b)am able to manage the KVM nodes(create instance) from OpenStack Controller. c)Now am planning to integrate or manage VMware vSphere 5.5 environment with the existing OpenStack Controller

My Question: 1)i know we need to have a nova compute service and VCDriver to manage VMware vCenter 5.5, can i install the service (nova-compute) and (nova-compute-vmware) package on the openstack controller and then edit nova.conf for integrating vSphere 5.5 with Openstack controller? 2)Basically am asking this question to get clarified, whether i need to have separate server for installing a compute node and VCDrivers for managing vSphere 5.5 environment or can i install these components on openstack controller itself? (Note:am using OpenStack Havana version) am using nova-network for my network part Can anyone confirm whether they have succeeded in installing nova-compute and VCDriver in OpenStack Controller for integrating with VMware vSphere 5.5

Additional Queries for clarification:

Can you please provide me with a document or link on how did you integrated nova compute node with VMware vSphere 5.5 or vCenter server5.5

I will list the nova compute installation steps and integration steps (please correct the steps if it is wrong)

Installation of nova compute node for vmware integration on a separate server: Note: I will name the new nova compute node as "novavmware1" and the existing openstack controller is named as "controller"

1)Install all the prerequisites for nova compute server(novavmware1) as per the link (http://docs.openstack.org/havana/install-guide/install/apt/content/nova-compute.html)

2)Install nova compute service using the command - "apt-get install nova-compute" on the nova compute server(novavmware1). please clarify whether can i ignore this command "apt-get install nova-compute-kvm python-guestfs" which ignores the installation "kvm and python-guestfs" Note: Please clarify python-suds or same as python-guestfs (because i read in an article that python-suds are required for VMwareapi)

3)I will ignoring "statoverride" because we are not installing KVM,please clarify, reference link (http://docs.openstack.org/havana/install-guide/install/apt/content/nova-compute.html)

4)I will be editing nova.conf in nova compute server(novavmware1) as specified in the link based on my environment ((http://docs.openstack.org/havana/install-guide/install/apt/content/nova-compute.html)

5)Please clarify whether do i need to install nova-network using the command "apt-get install nova-network nova-api-metadata" on server nova compute server(novavmware1)

5)Install nova-compute-vmware package using the command "apt-get install nova-compute-vmware" on nova compute server(novavmware1) (this is the package which has the driver for VCenter) Please clarify whether the same package also has ESXi drivers or i need to download from else where.

6)I will be editing the nova.conf file with the details of VMware drivers and VMware server IP address on nova compute server(novavmware1). Please clarify whether the nova.conf file on the openstack controller(controller) also need to be edited with the VMware server IP address and VMware driver details? Reference link (http://docs.openstack.org/havana/config-reference/content/vmware.html)

7)Please clarify do i need to edit the nova-compute.conf file in nova compute server(novavmware1) with the VMware driver details?

8)Please clarify is it necessary to Mirror WSDL from vCenter or ESXi server to nova compute server(novavmware1)

Atlast my last clarification is any changes on the nova.conf file explained above has to be done in nova compute server(novavmware1),rather than we should not do any changes in nova.conf file in openstack controller.Please clarify?

Can i install nova-compute in OpenStack Controller for managing VMware vSphere5.5

a)I have a Open Stack Controller installed in one server and KVM compute nodes are installed on two physical servers. b)am able to manage the KVM nodes(create instance) from OpenStack Controller. c)Now am planning to integrate or manage VMware vSphere 5.5 environment with the existing OpenStack Controller

My Question: 1)i know we need to have a nova compute service and VCDriver to manage VMware vCenter 5.5, can i install the service (nova-compute) and (nova-compute-vmware) package on the openstack controller and then edit nova.conf for integrating vSphere 5.5 with Openstack controller? 2)Basically am asking this question to get clarified, whether i need to have separate server for installing a compute node and VCDrivers for managing vSphere 5.5 environment or can i install these components on openstack controller itself? (Note:am using OpenStack Havana version) am using nova-network for my network part Can anyone confirm whether they have succeeded in installing nova-compute and VCDriver in OpenStack Controller for integrating with VMware vSphere 5.5

Additional Queries for clarification:

Can you please provide me with a document or link on how did you integrated nova compute node with VMware vSphere 5.5 or vCenter server5.5

I will list the nova compute installation steps and integration steps (please correct the steps if it is wrong)

Installation of nova compute node for vmware integration on a separate server: Note: I will name the new nova compute node as "novavmware1" and the existing openstack controller is named as "controller"

1)Install all the prerequisites for nova compute server(novavmware1) as per the link (http://docs.openstack.org/havana/install-guide/install/apt/content/nova-compute.html)

2)Install nova compute service using the command - "apt-get install nova-compute" on the nova compute server(novavmware1). please clarify whether can i ignore this command "apt-get install nova-compute-kvm python-guestfs" which ignores the installation "kvm and python-guestfs" Note: Please clarify python-suds or same as python-guestfs (because i read in an article that python-suds are required for VMwareapi)

3)I will ignoring "statoverride" because we are not installing KVM,please clarify, reference link (http://docs.openstack.org/havana/install-guide/install/apt/content/nova-compute.html)

4)I will be editing nova.conf in nova compute server(novavmware1) as specified in the link based on my environment ((http://docs.openstack.org/havana/install-guide/install/apt/content/nova-compute.html)

5)Please clarify whether do i need to install nova-network using the command "apt-get install nova-network nova-api-metadata" on server nova compute server(novavmware1)

5)Install nova-compute-vmware package using the command "apt-get install nova-compute-vmware" on nova compute server(novavmware1) (this is the package which has the driver for VCenter) Please clarify whether the same package also has ESXi drivers or i need to download from else where.

6)I will be editing the nova.conf file with the details of VMware drivers and VMware server IP address on nova compute server(novavmware1). Please clarify whether the nova.conf file on the openstack controller(controller) also need to be edited with the VMware server IP address and VMware driver details? Reference link (http://docs.openstack.org/havana/config-reference/content/vmware.html)

7)Please clarify do i need to edit the nova-compute.conf file in nova compute server(novavmware1) with the VMware driver details?

8)Please clarify is it necessary to Mirror WSDL from vCenter or ESXi server to nova compute server(novavmware1)

Atlast my last clarification is any changes on the nova.conf file explained above has to be done in nova compute server(novavmware1),rather than we should not do any changes in nova.conf file in openstack controller.Please clarify?

Can i install nova-compute in OpenStack Controller for managing VMware vSphere5.5

a)I have a Open Stack Controller installed in one server and KVM compute nodes are installed on two physical servers. b)am able to manage the KVM nodes(create instance) from OpenStack Controller. c)Now am planning to integrate or manage VMware vSphere 5.5 environment with the existing OpenStack Controller

My Question: 1)i know we need to have a nova compute service and VCDriver to manage VMware vCenter 5.5, can i install the service (nova-compute) and (nova-compute-vmware) package on the openstack controller and then edit nova.conf for integrating vSphere 5.5 with Openstack controller? 2)Basically am asking this question to get clarified, whether i need to have separate server for installing a compute node and VCDrivers for managing vSphere 5.5 environment or can i install these components on openstack controller itself? (Note:am using OpenStack Havana version) am using nova-network for my network part Can anyone confirm whether they have succeeded in installing nova-compute and VCDriver in OpenStack Controller for integrating with VMware vSphere 5.5

Additional Queries for clarification:

Can you please provide me with a document or link on how did you integrated nova compute node with VMware vSphere 5.5 or vCenter server5.5

I will list the nova compute installation steps and integration steps (please correct the steps if it is wrong)

Installation of nova compute node for vmware integration on a separate server: Note: I will name the new nova compute node as "novavmware1" and the existing openstack controller is named as "controller"

1)Install all the prerequisites for nova compute server(novavmware1) as per the link (http://docs.openstack.org/havana/install-guide/install/apt/content/nova-compute.html)link

2)Install nova compute service using the command - "apt-get install nova-compute" on the nova compute server(novavmware1). please clarify whether can i ignore this command "apt-get install nova-compute-kvm python-guestfs" which ignores the installation "kvm and python-guestfs" Note: Please clarify python-suds or same as python-guestfs (because i read in an article that python-suds are required for VMwareapi)

3)I will ignoring "statoverride" because we are not installing KVM,please clarify, reference link (http://docs.openstack.org/havana/install-guide/install/apt/content/nova-compute.html)link

4)I will be editing nova.conf in nova compute server(novavmware1) as specified in the link link based on my environment ((http://docs.openstack.org/havana/install-guide/install/apt/content/nova-compute.html)

5)Please clarify whether do i need to install nova-network using the command "apt-get install nova-network nova-api-metadata" on server nova compute server(novavmware1)

5)Install nova-compute-vmware package using the command "apt-get install nova-compute-vmware" on nova compute server(novavmware1) (this is the package which has the driver for VCenter) Please clarify whether the same package also has ESXi drivers or i need to download from else where.

6)I will be editing the nova.conf file with the details of VMware drivers and VMware server IP address on nova compute server(novavmware1). Please clarify whether the nova.conf file on the openstack controller(controller) also need to be edited with the VMware server IP address and VMware driver details? Reference link (http://docs.openstack.org/havana/config-reference/content/vmware.html)link

7)Please clarify do i need to edit the nova-compute.conf file in nova compute server(novavmware1) with the VMware driver details?

8)Please clarify is it necessary to Mirror WSDL from vCenter or ESXi server to nova compute server(novavmware1)

Atlast my last clarification is any changes on the nova.conf file explained above has to be done in nova compute server(novavmware1),rather than we should not do any changes in nova.conf file in openstack controller.Please clarify?

Can i install nova-compute in OpenStack Controller for managing VMware vSphere5.5

a)I have a Open Stack Controller installed in one server and KVM compute nodes are installed on two physical servers. b)am able to manage the KVM nodes(create instance) from OpenStack Controller. c)Now am planning to integrate or manage VMware vSphere 5.5 environment with the existing OpenStack Controller

My Question: 1)i know we need to have a nova compute service and VCDriver to manage VMware vCenter 5.5, can i install the service (nova-compute) and (nova-compute-vmware) package on the openstack controller and then edit nova.conf for integrating vSphere 5.5 with Openstack controller? 2)Basically am asking this question to get clarified, whether i need to have separate server for installing a compute node and VCDrivers for managing vSphere 5.5 environment or can i install these components on openstack controller itself? (Note:am using OpenStack Havana version) am using nova-network for my network part Can anyone confirm whether they have succeeded in installing nova-compute and VCDriver in OpenStack Controller for integrating with VMware vSphere 5.5

Additional Queries for clarification:

Can you please provide me with a document or link on how did you integrated nova compute node with VMware vSphere 5.5 or vCenter server5.5

I will list the nova compute installation steps and integration steps (please correct the steps if it is wrong)

Installation of nova compute node for vmware integration on a separate server: Note: I will name the new nova compute node as "novavmware1" and the existing openstack controller is named as "controller"

1)Install all the prerequisites for nova compute server(novavmware1) as per the link

2)Install nova compute service using the command - "apt-get install nova-compute" on the nova compute server(novavmware1). please clarify whether can i ignore this command "apt-get install nova-compute-kvm python-guestfs" which ignores the installation "kvm and python-guestfs" Note: Please clarify python-suds or same as python-guestfs (because i read in an article that python-suds are required for VMwareapi)

3)I will ignoring "statoverride" because we are not installing KVM,please clarify, reference link

4)I will be editing nova.conf in nova compute server(novavmware1) as specified in the link based on my environment

5)Please clarify whether do i need to install nova-network using the command "apt-get install nova-network nova-api-metadata" on server nova compute server(novavmware1)

5)Install nova-compute-vmware package using the command "apt-get install nova-compute-vmware" on nova compute server(novavmware1) (this is the package which has the driver for VCenter) Please clarify whether the same package also has ESXi drivers or i need to download from else where.

6)I will be editing the nova.conf file with the details of VMware drivers and VMware server IP address on nova compute server(novavmware1). Please clarify whether the nova.conf file on the openstack controller(controller) also need to be edited with the VMware server IP address and VMware driver details? Reference link

7)Please clarify do i need to edit the nova-compute.conf file in nova compute server(novavmware1) with the VMware driver details?

8)Please clarify is it necessary to Mirror WSDL from vCenter or ESXi server to nova compute server(novavmware1)

Atlast my last clarification is any changes on the nova.conf file explained above has to be done in nova compute server(novavmware1),rather than we should not do any changes in nova.conf file in openstack controller.Please clarify?

Some more clarifications:

These queries were not clarified properly, hence please clarify:

1)Do we need to install python-guestfs on nova compute server(novavmware1) (because i read in an article that python-suds are required for VMwareapi) using the command "apt-get install python-guestfs"

2)Are you sure we need to install nova network on nova compute server(novavmware1) using the command "apt-get install nova-network nova-api-metadata"

3)Please clarify whether do we need to install nova-compute-vmware package using the command "apt-get install nova-compute-vmware" -- this is a package for VCDriver and ESXi Driver

4)Do i need to create br100 port group and VM Network port group in networking section on VMware ESXi 5.5 servers that am planning to manage

Please clarify at the earliest because am planning to install now

Can i install nova-compute in OpenStack Controller for managing VMware vSphere5.5

a)I have a Open Stack Controller installed in one server and KVM compute nodes are installed on two physical servers. b)am able to manage the KVM nodes(create instance) from OpenStack Controller. c)Now am planning to integrate or manage VMware vSphere 5.5 environment with the existing OpenStack Controller

My Question: 1)i know we need to have a nova compute service and VCDriver to manage VMware vCenter 5.5, can i install the service (nova-compute) and (nova-compute-vmware) package on the openstack controller and then edit nova.conf for integrating vSphere 5.5 with Openstack controller? 2)Basically am asking this question to get clarified, whether i need to have separate server for installing a compute node and VCDrivers for managing vSphere 5.5 environment or can i install these components on openstack controller itself? (Note:am using OpenStack Havana version) am using nova-network for my network part Can anyone confirm whether they have succeeded in installing nova-compute and VCDriver in OpenStack Controller for integrating with VMware vSphere 5.5

Additional Queries for clarification:

Can you please provide me with a document or link on how did you integrated nova compute node with VMware vSphere 5.5 or vCenter server5.5

I will list the nova compute installation steps and integration steps (please correct the steps if it is wrong)

Installation of nova compute node for vmware integration on a separate server: Note: I will name the new nova compute node as "novavmware1" and the existing openstack controller is named as "controller"

1)Install all the prerequisites for nova compute server(novavmware1) as per the link

2)Install nova compute service using the command - "apt-get install nova-compute" on the nova compute server(novavmware1). please clarify whether can i ignore this command "apt-get install nova-compute-kvm python-guestfs" which ignores the installation "kvm and python-guestfs" Note: Please clarify python-suds or same as python-guestfs (because i read in an article that python-suds are required for VMwareapi)

3)I will ignoring "statoverride" because we are not installing KVM,please clarify, reference link

4)I will be editing nova.conf in nova compute server(novavmware1) as specified in the link based on my environment

5)Please clarify whether do i need to install nova-network using the command "apt-get install nova-network nova-api-metadata" on server nova compute server(novavmware1)

5)Install nova-compute-vmware package using the command "apt-get install nova-compute-vmware" on nova compute server(novavmware1) (this is the package which has the driver for VCenter) Please clarify whether the same package also has ESXi drivers or i need to download from else where.

6)I will be editing the nova.conf file with the details of VMware drivers and VMware server IP address on nova compute server(novavmware1). Please clarify whether the nova.conf file on the openstack controller(controller) also need to be edited with the VMware server IP address and VMware driver details? Reference link

7)Please clarify do i need to edit the nova-compute.conf file in nova compute server(novavmware1) with the VMware driver details?

8)Please clarify is it necessary to Mirror WSDL from vCenter or ESXi server to nova compute server(novavmware1)

Atlast my last clarification is any changes on the nova.conf file explained above has to be done in nova compute server(novavmware1),rather than we should not do any changes in nova.conf file in openstack controller.Please clarify?

Some more clarifications:

These queries were not clarified properly, hence please clarify:

1)Do we need to install python-guestfs on nova compute server(novavmware1) (because i read in an article that python-suds are required for VMwareapi) using the command "apt-get install python-guestfs"

2)Are you sure we need to install nova network on nova compute server(novavmware1) using the command "apt-get install nova-network nova-api-metadata"

3)Please clarify whether do we need to install nova-compute-vmware package using the command "apt-get install nova-compute-vmware" -- this is a package for VCDriver and ESXi Driver

4)Do i need to create br100 port group and VM Network port group in networking section on VMware ESXi 5.5 servers that am planning to manage

5)Can you please specify from where did you download VCDriver or ESXi driver? Please specify the Driver location and the command for installing it on Ubuntu 12.04 nova compute server(novavmware1). Please respond at the earliest am in the middle of the installation - any help is much appreciated

Please clarify at the earliest because am planning to install now

Can i install nova-compute in OpenStack Controller for managing VMware vSphere5.5

a)I have a Open Stack Controller installed in one server and KVM compute nodes are installed on two physical servers. b)am able to manage the KVM nodes(create instance) from OpenStack Controller. c)Now am planning to integrate or manage VMware vSphere 5.5 environment with the existing OpenStack Controller

My Question: 1)i know we need to have a nova compute service and VCDriver to manage VMware vCenter 5.5, can i install the service (nova-compute) and (nova-compute-vmware) package on the openstack controller and then edit nova.conf for integrating vSphere 5.5 with Openstack controller? 2)Basically am asking this question to get clarified, whether i need to have separate server for installing a compute node and VCDrivers for managing vSphere 5.5 environment or can i install these components on openstack controller itself? (Note:am using OpenStack Havana version) am using nova-network for my network part Can anyone confirm whether they have succeeded in installing nova-compute and VCDriver in OpenStack Controller for integrating with VMware vSphere 5.5

Additional Queries for clarification:

Can you please provide me with a document or link on how did you integrated nova compute node with VMware vSphere 5.5 or vCenter server5.5

I will list the nova compute installation steps and integration steps (please correct the steps if it is wrong)

Installation of nova compute node for vmware integration on a separate server: Note: I will name the new nova compute node as "novavmware1" and the existing openstack controller is named as "controller"

1)Install all the prerequisites for nova compute server(novavmware1) as per the link

2)Install nova compute service using the command - "apt-get install nova-compute" on the nova compute server(novavmware1). please clarify whether can i ignore this command "apt-get install nova-compute-kvm python-guestfs" which ignores the installation "kvm and python-guestfs" Note: Please clarify python-suds or same as python-guestfs (because i read in an article that python-suds are required for VMwareapi)

3)I will ignoring "statoverride" because we are not installing KVM,please clarify, reference link

4)I will be editing nova.conf in nova compute server(novavmware1) as specified in the link based on my environment

5)Please clarify whether do i need to install nova-network using the command "apt-get install nova-network nova-api-metadata" on server nova compute server(novavmware1)

5)Install nova-compute-vmware package using the command "apt-get install nova-compute-vmware" on nova compute server(novavmware1) (this is the package which has the driver for VCenter) Please clarify whether the same package also has ESXi drivers or i need to download from else where.

6)I will be editing the nova.conf file with the details of VMware drivers and VMware server IP address on nova compute server(novavmware1). Please clarify whether the nova.conf file on the openstack controller(controller) also need to be edited with the VMware server IP address and VMware driver details? Reference link

7)Please clarify do i need to edit the nova-compute.conf file in nova compute server(novavmware1) with the VMware driver details?

8)Please clarify is it necessary to Mirror WSDL from vCenter or ESXi server to nova compute server(novavmware1)

Atlast my last clarification is any changes on the nova.conf file explained above has to be done in nova compute server(novavmware1),rather than we should not do any changes in nova.conf file in openstack controller.Please clarify?

Some more clarifications:

These queries were not clarified properly, hence please clarify:

1)Do we need to install python-guestfs on nova compute server(novavmware1) (because i read in an article that python-suds are required for VMwareapi) using the command "apt-get install python-guestfs"

2)Are you sure we need to install nova network on nova compute server(novavmware1) using the command "apt-get install nova-network nova-api-metadata"

3)Please clarify whether do we need to install nova-compute-vmware package using the command "apt-get install nova-compute-vmware" -- this is a package for VCDriver and ESXi Driver

4)Do i need to create br100 port group and VM Network port group in networking section on VMware ESXi 5.5 servers that am planning to manage

5)Can you please specify from where did you download VCDriver or ESXi driver? Please specify the Driver location and the command for installing it on Ubuntu 12.04 nova compute server(novavmware1). Please respond at the earliest am in the middle of the installation - any help is much appreciated

Please clarify at the earliest because am planning to install now

strong textStatus on my nova compute installation for VMware integration: strong texti have installed nova compute server (novavmware1) that has been used for VMware vCenter integration Reference link:http://docs.openstack.org/havana/config-reference/content/vmware.html

initially i was able to see my nova compute server (novavmware1) on the hypervisor tab of the openstack dashboard, but when i tried creating a instance from VMDK image it deployed the instance in KVM node

then i edited nova-compute.conf in nova compute server (novavmware1) to point [DEFAULT] libvirt_type=vmwareapi

compute_driver=libvirt.LibvirtDriver

compute_driver=vmwareapi.VMwareVCDriver

after i made this entry and restarted the nova compute server (novavmware1),my nova compute node name disappeared from the opensstack dashboard and i was able to view VMware vcenter 5.5 cluster in the hypervisor tab of the openstack dashboard (i taught it was a good sign)

then i tried creating the instance using VMDK image it deployed the instance again in the KVM node.

regarding the vmdk image "i created a virtual machine in ESXi 5.5 and installed all the necessary vmware vmtools drivers and then uploaded the vmdk file to the glance using the following command:

"glance image-create name="Ubuntutest" disk_format=vmdk \ container_format=bare is_public=true \ --property vmware_disktype="sparse" \ --property vmware_ostype="Ubuntu" < Ubuntu.vmdk"

Now i dont know how do i make the openstack to deploy the vmdk image in my VMware vcenter cluster. where do i need to check for errors and what configuration do i need to look for? am i making any mistake?

Any suggestions much appreciated.

Can i install nova-compute in OpenStack Controller for managing VMware vSphere5.5

a)I have a Open Stack Controller installed in one server and KVM compute nodes are installed on two physical servers. b)am able to manage the KVM nodes(create instance) from OpenStack Controller. c)Now am planning to integrate or manage VMware vSphere 5.5 environment with the existing OpenStack Controller

My Question: 1)i know we need to have a nova compute service and VCDriver to manage VMware vCenter 5.5, can i install the service (nova-compute) and (nova-compute-vmware) package on the openstack controller and then edit nova.conf for integrating vSphere 5.5 with Openstack controller? 2)Basically am asking this question to get clarified, whether i need to have separate server for installing a compute node and VCDrivers for managing vSphere 5.5 environment or can i install these components on openstack controller itself? (Note:am using OpenStack Havana version) am using nova-network for my network part Can anyone confirm whether they have succeeded in installing nova-compute and VCDriver in OpenStack Controller for integrating with VMware vSphere 5.5

Additional Queries for clarification:

Can you please provide me with a document or link on how did you integrated nova compute node with VMware vSphere 5.5 or vCenter server5.5

I will list the nova compute installation steps and integration steps (please correct the steps if it is wrong)

Installation of nova compute node for vmware integration on a separate server: Note: I will name the new nova compute node as "novavmware1" and the existing openstack controller is named as "controller"

1)Install all the prerequisites for nova compute server(novavmware1) as per the link

2)Install nova compute service using the command - "apt-get install nova-compute" on the nova compute server(novavmware1). please clarify whether can i ignore this command "apt-get install nova-compute-kvm python-guestfs" which ignores the installation "kvm and python-guestfs" Note: Please clarify python-suds or same as python-guestfs (because i read in an article that python-suds are required for VMwareapi)

3)I will ignoring "statoverride" because we are not installing KVM,please clarify, reference link

4)I will be editing nova.conf in nova compute server(novavmware1) as specified in the link based on my environment

5)Please clarify whether do i need to install nova-network using the command "apt-get install nova-network nova-api-metadata" on server nova compute server(novavmware1)

5)Install nova-compute-vmware package using the command "apt-get install nova-compute-vmware" on nova compute server(novavmware1) (this is the package which has the driver for VCenter) Please clarify whether the same package also has ESXi drivers or i need to download from else where.

6)I will be editing the nova.conf file with the details of VMware drivers and VMware server IP address on nova compute server(novavmware1). Please clarify whether the nova.conf file on the openstack controller(controller) also need to be edited with the VMware server IP address and VMware driver details? Reference link

7)Please clarify do i need to edit the nova-compute.conf file in nova compute server(novavmware1) with the VMware driver details?

8)Please clarify is it necessary to Mirror WSDL from vCenter or ESXi server to nova compute server(novavmware1)

Atlast my last clarification is any changes on the nova.conf file explained above has to be done in nova compute server(novavmware1),rather than we should not do any changes in nova.conf file in openstack controller.Please clarify?

Some more clarifications:

These queries were not clarified properly, hence please clarify:

1)Do we need to install python-guestfs on nova compute server(novavmware1) (because i read in an article that python-suds are required for VMwareapi) using the command "apt-get install python-guestfs"

2)Are you sure we need to install nova network on nova compute server(novavmware1) using the command "apt-get install nova-network nova-api-metadata"

3)Please clarify whether do we need to install nova-compute-vmware package using the command "apt-get install nova-compute-vmware" -- this is a package for VCDriver and ESXi Driver

4)Do i need to create br100 port group and VM Network port group in networking section on VMware ESXi 5.5 servers that am planning to manage

5)Can you please specify from where did you download VCDriver or ESXi driver? Please specify the Driver location and the command for installing it on Ubuntu 12.04 nova compute server(novavmware1). Please respond at the earliest am in the middle of the installation - any help is much appreciated

Please clarify at the earliest because am planning to install now

strong textStatus on my nova compute installation for VMware integration: strong texti have installed nova compute server (novavmware1) that has been used for VMware vCenter integration Reference link:http://docs.openstack.org/havana/config-reference/content/vmware.html

initially i was able to see my nova compute server (novavmware1) on the hypervisor tab of the openstack dashboard, but when i tried creating a instance from VMDK image it deployed the instance in KVM node

then i edited nova-compute.conf in nova compute server (novavmware1) to point [DEFAULT] libvirt_type=vmwareapi

compute_driver=libvirt.LibvirtDriver

compute_driver=vmwareapi.VMwareVCDriver

after i made this entry and restarted the nova compute server (novavmware1),my nova compute node name disappeared from the opensstack dashboard and i was able to view VMware vcenter 5.5 cluster in the hypervisor tab of the openstack dashboard (i taught it was a good sign)

then i tried creating the instance using VMDK image it deployed the instance again in the KVM node.

regarding the vmdk image "i created a virtual machine in ESXi 5.5 and installed all the necessary vmware vmtools drivers and then uploaded the vmdk file to the glance using the following command:

"glance image-create name="Ubuntutest" disk_format=vmdk \ container_format=bare is_public=true \ --property vmware_disktype="sparse" \ --property vmware_ostype="Ubuntu" < Ubuntu.vmdk"

Now i dont know how do i make the openstack to deploy the vmdk image in my VMware vcenter cluster. where do i need to check for errors and what configuration do i need to look for? am i making any mistake?

Any suggestions much appreciated.

Atlast i was able to deploy a Linux VM on VMware vCenter using OpenStack Horizon Dashboard, Thanks for all your help

But am unable to deploy Windows VM on VMware vCenter using OpenStack Horizon Dashboard

The message i receive while deploying a Windows VM is like "some specified parameters are not correct", please let me know if you have come across this error and how do you rectify it.

I see this message in VMware vCenter "some specified parameters are not correct" task bar

I used the following command glance image-create --name="nameoftheVM" --disk-format=vmdk \ --container-format=bare --is-public=true \ --property vmware_adaptertype="lsiLogicsas" \ --property vmware_disktype="preallocated" \ --property hypervisor_type="vmware" \ --property vmware_ostype="OS" < VM.vmdk

Can you list the steps that you took, to add a Windows vmdk to glance?

Can i install nova-compute in OpenStack Controller for managing VMware vSphere5.5

a)I have a Open Stack Controller installed in one server and KVM compute nodes are installed on two physical servers. b)am able to manage the KVM nodes(create instance) from OpenStack Controller. c)Now am planning to integrate or manage VMware vSphere 5.5 environment with the existing OpenStack Controller

My Question: 1)i know we need to have a nova compute service and VCDriver to manage VMware vCenter 5.5, can i install the service (nova-compute) and (nova-compute-vmware) package on the openstack controller and then edit nova.conf for integrating vSphere 5.5 with Openstack controller? 2)Basically am asking this question to get clarified, whether i need to have separate server for installing a compute node and VCDrivers for managing vSphere 5.5 environment or can i install these components on openstack controller itself? (Note:am using OpenStack Havana version) am using nova-network for my network part Can anyone confirm whether they have succeeded in installing nova-compute and VCDriver in OpenStack Controller for integrating with VMware vSphere 5.5

Additional Queries for clarification:

Can you please provide me with a document or link on how did you integrated nova compute node with VMware vSphere 5.5 or vCenter server5.5

I will list the nova compute installation steps and integration steps (please correct the steps if it is wrong)

Installation of nova compute node for vmware integration on a separate server: Note: I will name the new nova compute node as "novavmware1" and the existing openstack controller is named as "controller"

1)Install all the prerequisites for nova compute server(novavmware1) as per the link

2)Install nova compute service using the command - "apt-get install nova-compute" on the nova compute server(novavmware1). please clarify whether can i ignore this command "apt-get install nova-compute-kvm python-guestfs" which ignores the installation "kvm and python-guestfs" Note: Please clarify python-suds or same as python-guestfs (because i read in an article that python-suds are required for VMwareapi)

3)I will ignoring "statoverride" because we are not installing KVM,please clarify, reference link

4)I will be editing nova.conf in nova compute server(novavmware1) as specified in the link based on my environment

5)Please clarify whether do i need to install nova-network using the command "apt-get install nova-network nova-api-metadata" on server nova compute server(novavmware1)

5)Install nova-compute-vmware package using the command "apt-get install nova-compute-vmware" on nova compute server(novavmware1) (this is the package which has the driver for VCenter) Please clarify whether the same package also has ESXi drivers or i need to download from else where.

6)I will be editing the nova.conf file with the details of VMware drivers and VMware server IP address on nova compute server(novavmware1). Please clarify whether the nova.conf file on the openstack controller(controller) also need to be edited with the VMware server IP address and VMware driver details? Reference link

7)Please clarify do i need to edit the nova-compute.conf file in nova compute server(novavmware1) with the VMware driver details?

8)Please clarify is it necessary to Mirror WSDL from vCenter or ESXi server to nova compute server(novavmware1)

Atlast my last clarification is any changes on the nova.conf file explained above has to be done in nova compute server(novavmware1),rather than we should not do any changes in nova.conf file in openstack controller.Please clarify?

Some more clarifications:

These queries were not clarified properly, hence please clarify:

1)Do we need to install python-guestfs on nova compute server(novavmware1) (because i read in an article that python-suds are required for VMwareapi) using the command "apt-get install python-guestfs"

2)Are you sure we need to install nova network on nova compute server(novavmware1) using the command "apt-get install nova-network nova-api-metadata"

3)Please clarify whether do we need to install nova-compute-vmware package using the command "apt-get install nova-compute-vmware" -- this is a package for VCDriver and ESXi Driver

4)Do i need to create br100 port group and VM Network port group in networking section on VMware ESXi 5.5 servers that am planning to manage

5)Can you please specify from where did you download VCDriver or ESXi driver? Please specify the Driver location and the command for installing it on Ubuntu 12.04 nova compute server(novavmware1). Please respond at the earliest am in the middle of the installation - any help is much appreciated

Please clarify at the earliest because am planning to install now

strong textStatus on my nova compute installation for VMware integration:Status on my nova compute installation for VMware integration: strong texti

I have installed nova compute server (novavmware1) that has been used for VMware vCenter integration Reference link:http://docs.openstack.org/havana/config-reference/content/vmware.html

initially i was able to see my nova compute server (novavmware1) on the hypervisor tab of the openstack dashboard, but when i tried creating a instance from VMDK image it deployed the instance in KVM node

then i edited nova-compute.conf in nova compute server (novavmware1) to point

[DEFAULT]
libvirt_type=vmwareapi

compute_driver=libvirt.LibvirtDriver

compute_driver=vmwareapi.VMwareVCDriver

libvirt_type=vmwareapi #compute_driver=libvirt.LibvirtDriver compute_driver=vmwareapi.VMwareVCDriver

after i made this entry and restarted the nova compute server (novavmware1),my nova compute node name disappeared from the opensstack dashboard and i was able to view VMware vcenter 5.5 cluster in the hypervisor tab of the openstack dashboard (i taught it was a good sign)

then i tried creating the instance using VMDK image it deployed the instance again in the KVM node.

regarding the vmdk image "i created a virtual machine in ESXi 5.5 and installed all the necessary vmware vmtools drivers and then uploaded the vmdk file to the glance using the following command:

"glance

glance image-create name="Ubuntutest" disk_format=vmdk \
container_format=bare is_public=true \
--property vmware_disktype="sparse" \
--property vmware_ostype="Ubuntu" < Ubuntu.vmdk"

Ubuntu.vmdk

Now i dont know how do i make the openstack to deploy the vmdk image in my VMware vcenter cluster. where do i need to check for errors and what configuration do i need to look for? am i making any mistake?

Any suggestions much appreciated.

Atlast i was able to deploy a Linux VM on VMware vCenter using OpenStack Horizon Dashboard, Thanks for all your help

But am unable to deploy Windows VM on VMware vCenter using OpenStack Horizon Dashboard

The message i receive while deploying a Windows VM is like "some specified parameters are not correct", please let me know if you have come across this error and how do you rectify it.

I see this message in VMware vCenter "some specified parameters are not correct" task bar

I used the following command command

glance image-create --name="nameoftheVM" --disk-format=vmdk \
 --container-format=bare --is-public=true \
 --property vmware_adaptertype="lsiLogicsas" \
 --property vmware_disktype="preallocated" \
 --property hypervisor_type="vmware" \
 --property vmware_ostype="OS" < VM.vmdk

VM.vmdk

Can you list the steps that you took, to add a Windows vmdk to glance?